A man arrested at his home claimed he only became abusive towards police officers when they started “twitching” the rigid handcuffs they had applied.

Blackburn Magistrates' Court heard the twisting motion caused Daniel Brooke great pain and he responded with a tirade of racist abuse.

Brooke, 38, of Spring Street, Accrington, pleaded guilty to racially aggravated threatening behaviour towards a PC Shah committed on June 1, 2021.

He was remanded on bail for the preparation of a pre-sentence report.

Briony Cook, prosecuting, said police had been called to the defendant’s home address at 12.30am following a complaint about his behaviour.

They had to threaten to break his door down before he let them in.

“He was initially co-operative but then became racially abusive,” said Miss Cook.

“At one stage he threatened to bite an officer’s nose off. He was taken to the floor and limb restraints applied.”

She said Brooke had previous convictions for racially aggravated offences.

Duncan Nightingale, mitigating, said his client appreciated the words he used would have caused offence and he shouldn’t have used them.

“He says that when he opened the door the police pounced on him,” said Mr Nightingale.

“Handcuffs of the rigid kind were applied and he says he was being dragged around the room and the handcuffs were being twisted at the same time. He says it was quite painful.”